How to become an official


*****All clinics are done for this season. Check back in JANUARY 2021****

Due to COVID-19 we will evaluate the ability to start new officials clinics in January, thank you for your understanding!


Getting started -

If you have ever wondered what it takes or if you have ever been interested in becoming an official then this section is for you. Here you will find what you need to know to get started with your officiating career.

New officials (includes anyone who has not been registered in the past 2 yrs)  click here for information.

FIRST: *Please ensure there is a classroom clinic in your area before starting the online module, check here for classroom clinics* (Official Level 1-2)
Complete on-line modules (HU - ONLINE officiating 1/2) under your name and then register for a clinic. This must be done by all NEW officials.

SECOND: Attend an Official Level 1-2 Clinic, pay your Clinic Fees..

THIRD: Contact your local referee association to let them know you have completed your online course and attended a classroom clinic.  Pay Registration/Membership Fees to your local association.

If you have any questions on how to get started contact the Referee in Chief in your Zone or contact Brad Jenkins, Clinic Coordinator for NBHOA for further information. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clinic Dates and locations (for new officials who have completed the online modules)

The clinic dates & locations for 2019 will be available to Brand New Officials on August 30, 2019:

Brand NEW Official Level 1-2 Classroom Clinics (once online is completed)

Returning Officials, check with your Zone Referee in Chief or Local Assc for dates and locations of Recert Clinics


NEW Officials MUST register online for a clinic AFTER they complete the online modules.  All clinic fees will be paid at the clinic. For more information on clinic fees go to the "Clinic Registration" section.

With the initiative of the Hockey University part of the clinic, NBHOA/HNB is able to move their new officials’ clinic to half-day clinics. This has provided the opportunity for associations to host an on-ice clinic following the classroom clinic, check the clinic schedule for ice times.